Amherst New York dentist Dr. Karl Neuhaus uses custom dental veneers for subtle changes and dramatic transformations. Depending on your circumstances, we may recommend using porcelain veneers or composite resin veneers to cover the front of the tooth, giving you a whole new smile. Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that may improve the look of misaligned teeth and close spaces between teeth. They may also repair chipped or broken teeth or cover stained or discolored teeth.
Types of Dental Veneers
There are several types of dental veneers available:
- Composite resin veneers use a tooth-colored, biocompatible material applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into place. This type of dental veneer requires little to no preparation for the tooth and is not permanent.
- A lumineer is a type of dental veneer. These also require little to no tooth preparation and can be removed if desired. Lumineers are not for everyone; the dentist can help you decide if they are right for you.
- Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent shells of tooth-like material. Porcelain veneers are highly stain-resistant and have similar light reflecting properties to natural teeth.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers varies depending on the material used, the number of porcelain veneers, and the patient’s specific condition. Before treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure, including the porcelain veneer cost. In addition, we offer convenient payment options, including interest-free financing through Care Credit for qualified patients.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are designed to last a lifetime. They last with proper care and maintenance. That includes a good at-home hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning and examination.
Is the porcelain veneer procedure painful?
Patients often worry about the pain associated with porcelain veneers. We take steps to ensure that each patient undergoing treatment with porcelain veneers is comfortable and relaxed. It is common for patients to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 – 3 days of treatment.
About The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Porcelain veneers generally take two to three visits to complete. After a comprehensive evaluation and consultation, the dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth to prepare them. Then, they will take an impression to fit you for temporary veneers.
In approximately 2–3 weeks, your new porcelain veneers will be ready. The dentist will check the fit and color. Finally, once both you and the dentist are satisfied, a special bonding cement will secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth.
If you are looking for a highly-trained cosmetic dentist in Amherst, Tonawanda, or Wheatfield, NY, contact our office for a consultation. Call (716) 262-8070 or request an appointment online.